Here come the Yankees

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It’s not easy being a Yankees fan in Boston. Just ask my husband. Or Ben Affleck. (It’s ok, son. Let it out. We won’t judge. #dothprotesttoomuch) Here are three new children’s books that will have Yankees fans cheering. And not the Bronx cheer, either. Derek Jeter hung up his cleats earlier this year, and now […]

Are you ready for some football…books?

Friday Night Lights

I love the fall. I do not love people asking me, “Hey, how about that [insert-local-football-team] game?” I have nothing against the sport; it’s just not my thing. Working at an all-boys school, though, I am surrounded by a mass of gridiron fans. As stereotypical as it may be, I think any of my coworkers […]

Olympics booklist

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The opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are happening as I type! Here are some of our favorite Olympics-centric titles — covering winter and summer sports; fiction and nonfiction; biographies of Olympic athletes and stories of would-be Olympic animals — all recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book […]

Updated sports booklist — just in time for Olympics reading!

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Lolly, who just returned from a whirlwind trip to London, was sweet enough to bring us a pre-Summer Olympics treat: Cadbury chocolate gold medals! Speaking of the 2012 Summer Olympics, we’ve just updated our Horn Book Magazine–recommended sports books list with recently published fiction and nonfiction for all ages. Read along with all the Olympics […]

Sports books

Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow

The books recommended below were all published within the last several years and reviewed by The Horn Book Magazine. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual child is the real criterion. Picture books Suggested grade level: K–3 Crouching Tiger written by Ying Chang Compestine; illus. by Yan Nascimbene (Candlewick) Grandpa teaches his impatient grandson Ming […]

From The Guide: Sports Books

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Summer is the season for recreational reading, outdoor activities, fun, sports, and, this year, the Summer Olympics. In The Horn Book Guide, there’s never a shortage of sports-themed books, from high-interest bait for reluctant readers to entertaining diversions for voracious ones. The following sports-books-done-right for upper-elementary and middle-grade readers are all recommended in recent or […]